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Critical Mass expands its ranks by looking abroad

A pair of art directors from Brazil signal the agency’s plans to add talent by reaching outside of Canada.

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Real Interactive wins CAMH assignment

The agency will help the mental health organization develop a new national branding strategy.

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Why the approach to ad awards needs to change

DDB Canada’s Cosmo Campbell responds to global CCO Amir Kassaei’s recent argument to “stop the madness.”

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Up to the Minute: Tag grows by 13

Plus: DS+P wins at One Show Auto, Publicis names new global boards and more news you might have missed.

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Taxi Vancouver announces new hires, promotions

Creative director Jay Gundzik is among the new faces at the shop, after a year of several new client wins.

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MacLaren Momentum names new national leader

Matt Lewis has been hired as the engagement and experiential agency’s managing director.

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Paradigm PR creates experiential division

The shop taps former Boom! Marketing VP Bailey Dougherty to lead the new focus area.

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Mosaic launches influencer network

Tribe 113 aims to create the right partnerships to boost shopper marketing and experiential programs.

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Andrea Cook named president at Rivet

The former Cossette SVP takes on the role, which has been vacant since October.

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Check it out: Answering life’s important questions

One agency turns a year-long insight gathering project into a handy infographic.

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Fuse adds to exec team

The shop brings on Laurie Dillon-Schalk and Adam Bleau as it aims to bolster its digital content capabilities.

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Grey adds eight new hires

Creative director Joel Arbez is one of six new faces in the creative department alone.

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Geometry Global gets new North American CCO

Jim Carlton joins the shop after nearly two decades with Arc Worldwide.

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Up to the Minute: Argyle names new VPs

Plus: Bell Media acquires Cogeco Metromedia, Xerox picks a PR AOR and more news you may have missed.

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DS+P hires six

The year begins with the agency adding a group account director and several creatives to handle new business.